Signing day caps fall season for Knights


On Thursday, November 12th, a total of 14 North Penn seniors signed their national letters of intent to their respected colleges.

On Thursday in the North Penn gymnasium, 14 student-athletes were recognized as they signed their national letter of intent to play sports at the collegiate level. Kicked off by North Penn Athletic Director Bill Bartle, who gave a welcome address, the afternoon was filled with applauding and appreciation.

“We are very proud of our student-athletes,” said Bartle. “After hearing these athletes speak, it is clear that a priority was academics as well as athletics. They have worked so hard and brought so much recognition to North Penn, we really could not be any prouder.”

The signing day ceremony, which kicked off at 3 pm, features athletes from all around North Penn such as Baseball, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Water Polo, Field Hockey, and Soccer. Each athlete was able to get their spotlight and reflect on what led them to make their decision. Louisville Soccer commit, Josh Jones, was able to really soak in the moment and be grateful for everything the day had to offer.

“It really does feel great,” said Jones. “It really is a dream come true of mine. I have been dreaming about playing Division I soccer since I was a kid and to be able to finally put pen to paper is a great feeling.”

Coaches were able to give a bit of insight into what it was like to be able to be with these athletes for so long. As the praise of multiple characteristics was mentioned, every single athlete was noted to have a hard work ethic and leadership qualities that got them to where they are at today. A great moment came when Swimming Coach, Jeff Faikish, noted how Brown University commit Nick Clark had an exciting moment after learning that the tournament finals would be canceled, due to Covid-19, back in the Spring. Nick later echoed and reflected on how much the moment meant to him.

“We were not able to finish our competition but we had prelims,” Clark explained. “After plateauing in one of my best events for the past 2 years, I was finally able to break that time and I just became overcome with joy.”

The variety of different sports programs was something that stood out to all in attendance. Wagner Water Polo commit Lizzy Koerper complimented how the number of signing day athletes shows the strength of North Penn’s athletics department.

“There is clearly a wide variety of strong programs,” Koerper said. “We have so many athletes from different sports it really shows how strong our whole athletics program is as a whole.”

All of these student-athletes have worked hard over the last four years to earn this life-changing accomplishment. There is no doubt that they have made North Penn proud and will succeed in future academic and athletic challenges.


Full list of the 14 Signing Day Athletes below:
Megan Albert committed to Sacred Heart University for Field Hockey
Max Bachman, committed to West Chester for Swimming
Kloey Carminati committed to East Stroudsburg University for Soccer
Nick Clark, committed to Brown University for Swimming
Kaelen Daly committed to Kentucky University for Swimming
Carley DiGiuseppe committed to Bloomfield for Softball
Maddie Fritz committed to the University of New Hampshire for Swimming
Josh Jones, committed to Louisville for Soccer
Lizzy Koerper committed to Wagner University for Water Polo
Eleni Koutroubis committed to Lehigh University for Field Hockey
Mike Lennon, committed to West Chester for Baseball
Colby Seelig, committed to Chestnut Hill for Baseball
Evin Sullivan, committed to Binghamton University for Baseball
Mady Volpe committed to Coastal Carolina University for Softball